90.9 WBUR - Boston's NPR news station
Top Stories:
PLEDGE NOW
Here and Now with Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson
Public radio's live
midday news program
With sponsorship from
Mathworks - Accelerating the pace of engineering and science
Accelerating the pace
of engineering and science
Friday, March 25, 2011

Coalition Air Strikes Continue In Libya

A French Navy Rafale jet fighter takes off the flight deck of Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean sea as part of the Operation Odyssey Dawn. (AP/French Army)

A French Navy Rafale jet fighter takes off the flight deck of Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean sea as part of the Operation Odyssey Dawn. (AP/French Army)

A top African Union official on Friday called for a transition period in Libya that would lead to democratic elections.  It was the first statement by the AU, who had opposed foreign intervention in Libya, and served as a rare rebuke to Col. Moammar Gadhafi.

Meantime, France declared Libya’s airspace “under control” after NATO agreed to take command of the no fly zone in a compromise that appeared to set up dual command centers and possibly new confusion. Coalition warplanes also struck Gadhafi’s forces outside the strategic eastern gateway city of Ajdabiya. Kevin Connolly the BBC brings us the latest.


Please follow our community rules when engaging in comment discussion on this site.
Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

April 16 8 Comments

Oklahoma City Bombing Juror Looks Back

Mike Leeper was Juror No. 5 in Timothy McVeigh's trial for the 1995 terror attack that killed 168 people.

April 15 Comment

‘Institutional Memory’ Of U.S. Senate To Retire

Donald Ritchie has spent nearly 40 years keeping track of Senate lore and delivering weekly historical minutes to Senate lawmakers.

April 15 Comment

Watson Can Win ‘Jeopardy!’ But Can It Cook?

IBM has created a new cooking app called Chef Watson. Eliza Strickland threw a dinner party to find out if it works.

April 14 122 Comments

Turkish Professor Concludes There Was An Armenian Genocide

While Turkey denies the killings were genocide, a Turkish professor explains how she arrived at the opposite conclusion.